RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Experts has just upgraded its member services by creating an agent-centric site that showcases their expertise. Travelers can find specific travel consultant expertise by using the site's powerful search engine to seek out professionals based on name, location, travel specialty and destinations. A list of consultants is also available in alphabetical order or by region. This new focus sets Travel Experts' site apart from other host agencies, and their independent contractors are thrilled about the possibilities.
"I like this site because my sales techniques are based on engaging my client's emotions," said Tammy Van Volkinburgh from Private Travel Consulting, one of Travel Experts independent travel professionals. "I want them to feel desire, excitement, and even longing when they see the travel photos. By including descriptions, travel photos and the travel map on the new site, we will be able to connect with those feelings more than we would with a blurb about a free breakfast or a cruise discount."
The site features customized pages for each of Travel Experts' independent contractor agents. The pages feature descriptions of each travel consultant, their location, and sections where they can post photos, discuss recent trips, promote their specialties and describe themselves, their company and their travel philosophies. There's also a map that shows where agents have traveled, giving potential customers an idea of their expertise and knowledge base.
"We looked at other travel sites and most of them seemed to just focus on travel and travel deals," said Sharon Fake, director of operations at Travel Experts. "We wanted a site that would shine the spotlight on our ever-growing network of independent travel consultants. This was a way for them to show off their experience and skills and match up expertise to client needs."
"The new site really focuses on the attributes and expertise of the agents that make up Travel Experts," said Laura Madrid of Resort to Laura Madrid, another of Travel Experts' agencies. "It does not spend time promising anything more than the fact that many of the best agents in the industry are affiliated with Travel Experts."
"I appreciate that the new site really focuses on the agent, rather than just travel in general," said Dr. Patty Calvert of Patty's Getaways. "This will help further Travel Experts reputation as the premier host agency for independent travel professionals. They are the very best hosts in the business, and I know because I was with two others before joining with Travel Experts. They really put their agents first."
About Travel Experts
Travel Experts, Inc. was established in 1989 as a pioneering host agency, designed to support and promote the businesses of independent agents around the country. Their independents represent some of the most experienced, most productive, most highly motivated movers and shakers in the business. Travel Experts is also a proud member of Virtuoso, giving their agents access to exclusive, added-value arrangements with top travel providers, including the world's finest luxury hotels and resorts, cruise lines, tour operators and ground operators. For more information, call 800-274-2544 or contact Travel Experts via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details about Travel Experts are also available on the web at http://www.travel-xperts.com/
SOURCE Travel Experts, Inc.